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How My Polls Accelerated

It's getting popular to post things on one's "story" on Facebook of Instgram ... a picture with a optinal line of text, or a poll; and it lasts for just twenty four hours. I don't do it much because if I post something I want it to last ... but I have been sharing some of my other posts to my story to garner more traction.

Also. The polls on Facebook no longer work anywhere but in the stories. So I've had to accept that, and try them out. Because I love learning people's opinions.

And it would seem people are a little more receptive to answering a story poll rather than am actual post poll. I have no idea why.

Here are my first five FB story polls! 

1. What color to embroider my dragon's horns? 
Thoughts: At first I was getting only blue votes and while I had previously been unsure of what color to do, I was suddenly sure that I did not want blue, and I now realized why democracy isn't a fool proof method of choosing. I started doing the green and then... things turned around. At the end of the twenty four hours the majority had caught up to my decision. So, maybe all hope for democracy isn't lost.

2. How do I get my energy?
Thoughts: I was slightly suprised by the introvert answers. Also, I received several messages that said "depending on the setting". My mom and sister said, "Both."

To be honest, I think I've been changing I used to be a very unhealthy extrovert that didn't never enough social energy and constantly needed it, and when I got it I was so needy and clingy of it.

Now, with maturity and confidence and experience, I've found I don't need or want people as much, and that the silence of being alone doesn't actually poll me. And often I even seek to be alone and have to FORCE myself to go hang out with people.

I still really enjoy being with people, and it still rejuvenates me. But I'm also content with myself, and I'm not sure if I'm either extroverted or introverted anymore.

3. Where do you get your energy? 
Thoughts: Often, I feel like I'm surrounded by introverts and that most of my friends are introverted. So I found these results imtersting.

And now it's time to get serious . . . 

4. Can white people be the victims of racism?
Thoughts: One of my friends actually asked my to post this one, as she put it, I have a platform where people already expect controversy from me and don't block me for it (as far as I know I've never been blocked for politics).

I wasn't surpised by who votes no, except for one girl. I was a tad suprised that so many people voted yes. This poll actually restored some of my faith in mankind's capability to rationalize.

Now, before anyone gets upset here I should explain some tbings.


  • Racism is real.
  • It is a huge problem in some places, but not in most places in first world countries.
  • One person stated that individual racism existed against whites, but not systematica. Go to a third world country, and I guarantee you you'll find groups of people and movements that hate you for your white skin. I know many, many girls (and some guys) that have experienced such things. 
  • To tag onto the last point, most people in third world countries aren't racist just as most people in first world countries aren't racist. If even venture to say that most people from third world countries are more friendly and hospitable and welcoming. Because hard lifestyles often bring out a caring side to people.
  • There are groups of people in first world countries that hate and hurt white people, including white straight Christian guys. 
  • Racism ugly and it exists in every evil person's heart, no matter the color of their skin. It is simply hating those that are superficially different from you.
  • If you still think white people can't be the victims of racism, look it up in a dictionary. The word has nothing to do with color, but with hate, and progressive politics are what have assigned it to certain groups of people.
The friend who asked me to share this has been deleted from several writing chats for standing up or stating white boys aren't racists for being white, and other such things. She's sent me MANY screenshots of how people have vukgarly attacked her and others, people who demand tolerance from the conservatives yet make such horrible threats or statements that I can't even post them here.

5. Am I a feminist?

Thoughts: This one had me so excited to see where it would go. Because I love sharing that it's fine and good for women to not be caught up in all the baggage of feminism. 

I was thrilled to see that so many people knew me well enough to answer correctly. I was sad that a few didn't ... 

One person made me happy by saying, "Feminism means prescribing to specific theories. I don't see you defending such theories."

YES. 

Several others said, "No, not how it is today. Though, back when it started I think you'd have been a feminist because you like voting and don't want men beating their wives." 

At one time I would have said, "True."

Now, I say not even then. I'll be doing a full post on why, or maybe even two, because it has a lot of relevance to what is happening in our current day society. 

But for now, suffice it to say that I believe while first wave feminism was backed by good intentions, they went about it all wrong and made things worse for themselves. 

And all men weren't wife beaters back then. But I do believe more men are now deadbeats. 

But ... more for another post. 

Some people believe that I am a feminist and actually argue with me about it because I do not submit to all men. The opposite of feminism is not being a doormat. 

I can be a strong, confident, unique, and capable. I believe women and men both need each other, but in a sin-filled world, I can function however I must. I believe to be wholly woman is to be as the the Proverbs 31 woman ... make your money, bring glory to those about you, have a colorful identity that spills into everyone about you. 

You don't need to be a feminist and fight against men or for your rights or selfish desires. You simply need to live and serve God and humanity, and ENJOY all that is productive and beautiful.

You don't need to be in fear of man, either. And it doesn't make you rebellious and feministic to be your own human as God made you to be: growing ever more like Him. 

Which poll is your favorite? How would you have answered them? Do you consider yourselves a feminist? Why or why not? And do you want more posts on that topic?

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  1. I like the fist poll, I would have picked green too. Super interesting post! ;)

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    1. Green is the fun color ;)
      Thanks! It was all so much fun 😀

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  2. I would have said that you are an extrovert, but I know that everyone has introvert qualities, too. :)

    Your points on the last one are so interesting and I am really looking forward to your posts on it! There are really big differences between the connotation and denotation of feminism.

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    1. That's true. And I think as we mature our extreme sides mellow out some.

      Thanks! Now to actually write the post. .

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